Gamma-probe guided localization of lymph nodes.

  title={Gamma-probe guided localization of lymph nodes.},
  author={James C Alex and David N Krag},
  journal={Surgical oncology},
  volume={2 3},
The initial draining lymph node (Sentinel node) of a tumour may reflect the status of the tumours spread to the remaining lymphatic bed. The sentinel node, which has been reported to predict metastatic melanoma, has recently been localized by a new invasive technique [1]. The goal of our pre-clinical trial was to test a non-invasive technique to localize the sentinel node. Gamma-probe guided localization was used to identify and then surgically remove the first draining lymph node(s) in 16… CONTINUE READING